Thursday, August 9, 2012

Back At It!

2 miles done last night.  I really felt as though we were running super slow, but after we were done, we looked at the timer and we did our two miles in 16mins 30secs.. Not too shabby for not having run in almost 2 weeks (YIKES!)....  Now, just have to stick with it!  I love that my husband runs with me, I think I'd make it out a lot less often if I didn't have him with me.. I'm a lucky lady...

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Need Some Motivation to Run!! HELP!

So, I've been getting my feet wet so to speak over the past few weeks..  Trying out bike riding and swimming in open water. I've always been a swimmer, but not much open water.  I have done two 10 mile bike rides in the past week and one of them, involved a 5 mile ride to Lake Serene in Lynnwood, a mile swim across the lake and a 5 mile ride back home.  I LOVED every second of it and now I have to get motivated to get my feet back on the pavement.  We started a 12 week half marathon training program this week.  Monday was CT (swim/bike) Tuesday was supposed to be 2 miles, but I just wasn't in the mood.  Today is supposed to be a rest day, so I'm trying to hype myself up for just a quick 2 miler. I can't believe I'm even thinking of not doing it.  I'm so not motivated right now and don't know what to do to change it.  I think a lot of it has to do with my unhappiness at work.  After 9 hours sitting at a desk that I hate, I am exhausted by 5pm, I get the kiddo from daycare, get dinner going and then all I want to do is sit and have some red wine and hang out with the family.  I'm going to make myself a promise and hopefully this will kick start my motivation...  I PROMISE I will run 2 miles tonight and stick to the rest of this weeks runs no if's, and's, or but's!!  I'll let you know how it goes tonight in the morning!  Happy running!

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Back At It This Week!

So, we went on a four day camping trip in the San Juan Islands with the kids.  It was really fun, we were with a new group of friends, about 50 people total and we had a great time.  The weather wasn't perfect, a lot of rain, but we made due.  We were able to get in a lot of swimming time and even some cliff jumping (which was my favorite!).  The kids hiked and Jason golfed and we had great food and good drinks..  All in all, it was awesome!  Although, not the best thing in the world for our training.  We tied up our laces and headed out last night for a quick 3 miler.  I wasn't sure how I'd feel, but ended up feeling great and was glad we got back out there.  My birthday is tomorrow and my lovely lady friends are taking me out to dinner tonight, so there will be no running tonight for me, but I really want to get at least another 3 in tomorrow!  I'll keep you posted..  Hope everyone is enjoying the sunshine that finally decided to return to the great NW!

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Short Quick Run Last Night - New Friends Too!

So I use to keep track of my miles and I LOVE that site.  The people are amazing and so supportive.  It has an awesome forum and I was able to post my blog and now have 3 followers!!  One of them is my mom, so I guess really only 2, but that's 2 more than I had two days ago. I was beginning to feel like I only post for myself!  So, I was supposed to log 4 miles, but did 2.5 on my own and was going to meet up with a friend for another two, but we had a mis communication and it didn't work out.  It was fine, it was warm out and I was tired and had to make dinner, get the baby bathed and wanted to do a little relaxing.  I'm glad I got out there at all.  Today should be a rest day, so maybe I'll do another quick 2 and make up for the missed miles from yesterday.  We are getting ready for a big 4 day camping trip with about 50 people in the San Juan Islands.  We leave Friday morning.  I'm excited, but a little nervous about how my almost 2 year old is going to do.  Wish us all luck!!!  Oh and happy Hump Day..  We made it to the half way point.  Yay!

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

10K Go Girl Trail Run!

So, Crazy me, I signed myself up to do a 10k+ trail run in Portland.  It was girls only, so I was on my own on this one since my running buddies are my hubby and my dad..  My sister, brother in law and daughter tagged along for moral support and it was so awesome to know they'd be cheering me on at the finish line.  This run was a toughy, but I LOVED it..  About 3-4 miles STRAIGHT up a mountain and then about 2.5 straight back down.  My hips have been feeling the pain of hitting the ground so hard on the back down part, but it was worth it..  The scenery was awesome, the runners were all great.  It was so fun to be a part of!!  Jason and I got back out there again for another 3 miles last night.  80 degree weather and my hips screaming at me the entire first mile.  They finally settled down and we settled into a good pace.  I really love running with my husband!!  It's a four day work week for me, then a four day weekend of camping in the sun in the San Jaun Islands with my family and a whole big group of new found friends.  Can't wait!

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Middle of the Week!

I haven't been feeling the best lately and really struggle to find the energy after work to run.  Last night I headed to my parents with the baby after work to visit and go for a run with my dad.  I really love running with my dad.  We are so similar in how we run and the pace we run at, it's awesome to have him in my life and have him in such good shape!!  We did 3.1 miles at just over a 9 min mile and it felt awesome!  I could have kept going which is really helping me feel more ready for my 10k trail run coming up this Saturday!!  I'm doing it solo and it's my first trail run AND it's in Portland.  So, these are all new things to me and with my energy being so low lately, I really didn't feel like I was going to be ready, but last nights run showed me as long as I don't get crazy and try to push myself too hard, I think I'll do fine.  I'm prepared to do another 3 tonight at about the same pace, I'll let you know tomorrow how it went and if it happened at all..  I can do it!

Monday, July 9, 2012

Monday Monday....

At least summer has finally found it's way to Seattle.  So nice to be able to spend some time out in the sunshine!  We had a really good weekend.  Went to watch the pro motocross races on Saturday and then Sunday the boys raced so I stayed home with Kenley and we just relaxed in the pool and sunshine all day.  I think everyone got a little more sunshine than we had planned on, because by 7pm pretty much everyone was ready for bed!!  Got a good 4 mile run in on Saturday and did plenty of walking around Saturday night.  All in all a pretty great weekend!